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hurricane sandy, a look at the superstorm's impact in part of maryland up next. >>> this is a 9 news fiscal cliff note. fact, if congress and the white house don't reach an agreement, your pay economic is going to go down. the reason? because the tax withholding in your paycheck will increase. here's the back story. the current payroll tax cut is set to expire december 31st. in dollars and cents this means your payroll tax withholding is going from 4.2% to 6.2%. now why is this happening? many of the policies expiring at the end of the year like the payroll tax cut and emergency unemployment benefits were originally passed on a temporary basis. the thinking was that the economy would be in much better shape by now and the policies could expire without causing a recession. >> you can learn more any time at www.wusa9.com and on 9 news. this has been a 9 news fiscal cliff note. >>> sources tell the associated press president obama will ask the congress for $50 billion in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. now the late october storm was one of the worst to ever hit the northeast section of the
after tax losses related to superstorm sandy will total roughly $1.3 billion. that's the latest from the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper lauren: welcome back. time for a quick speed read of some of the day's other headlines, five stories one minute. first up the e.u. strongest member showing weakness. germany's central bank cutting its growth forecast saying german gdp will likely only expand 4% next year down from the previous estimate of 1.6%. >>> california attorney general suing delta air lines distributing the fly mobile app without a privacy policy. first in the state legal action under the online privacy law. >>> india is hoping to open big box retailers like wal-mart. they say foreign companies can own a 51% stake in retailers for the first time. >>> they uncovered a drug smuggling tunnel 39 feet below ground and ran 131 feet and equipped with ventilation and electricity systems. >>> 50 shades of gray, announcing at ceo holiday party, every employee getting a $5,000 bonus to celebrate a profitable year. that is today's speed read. i have time to say that
, superstorm sandy. it looks like those are coming down again. the big jobs report will be tomorrow, which will give us the real gauge of what's happen iin here. they expect only 77,000 jobs added. and the unemployment rate, they think, will tick back up to 8%. 77,000. why? because of superstorm sandy. you didn't have hiring, people getting jobs in the northeast because during that time the last month or so. >> jack welch right now, they went up after the election. >> those chicago people. >>> all morning we've been following major developments in both syria, in egypt and syria there are new fears that they could unleash nerve gas on some of the rebels. that's a report from nbc news, that syria is loading the component chemicals. cnn has not confirmed that report yet. egypt, protoasters have started to gather outside the presidential palace in cairo. lots of anger building after the new president gave himself extra powers. the protests were very violent last night. the clashes killed at least five people. nic burns, former u.s. ambassador to nato, now a professor of foreign relations. cnn
information into "the situation room." >>> and a jersey shore home survives superstorm sandy, but vanishes in the days afterwards. welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> the united states is now updating plans for a potential strike against syria due to intelligence showing the regime filled aerial bombs with deadly serin gas. barbara starr is getting new information from the pentagon, joining us with the latest. what is the latest on the disturbing development? >> wolf, let's emphasize, updating plans potentially if defense is ordered. for defense secretary leon panet panetta, the priority is to determine serious intent. with the u.s. now believing the syrian government has chemical filled bombs, cnn has learned the pentagon is secretly updating military strike options for president obama in the event he orders action. a senior u.s. official tells cnn a strike could be carried out with the ships and aircraft already stationed in the region. but planning is
building to save lives, invites superstorm sandy victims into his home and rushes to aid a pedestrian hit by a car. heroism so out of the norm, it's been lampooned by booker himself and new jersey governor chris christie. >> gov, sit tight. i got this. >> booker. >> governor, stand back! i got this. i got this. >> booker! >> now booker says he will honor a challenge he made to one of his million plus twitter followers to live on food stamps for a week to see how the other half lives. although it's fair to ask, as mayor of newark, doesn't he already know? the s.n.a.p. challenge, as booker calls it, means eating on just $4.32 a day. he he says he's doing to, quote, raise awareness and understanding of food insecurity, reduce the stigma of s.n.a.p. participation, and amplify compassion for individuals and communities in need of assistance. he was told by a constituent that nutrition is not a responsibility of the government. he seems to be itching to prove her wrong. he could run against the govern governor. i'm not saying he's insincere. i'm just wondering what living for just a week in som
the hurricane. >> i think that's a great question. the fact that the impact of the superstorm sandy was minimal, i think the biggest issue was the fact we did see people leave the workforce this month. i don't think you would have seen quite that drop in numbers if superstorm sandy hadn't happen. i think we actually would have seen unemployment rate closer to 7.9%. >> what about the new report that shows home prices jumping the fastest in seven years. what does it tell you about long-term health of the housing market. >> we've been hearing economists trumping returning housing market is the bright spot. this is a report from core logic showing home prices up -- have done the biggest year over year jump in six years. we're seeing the biggest jumps in nevada, california, arizona. actually oil states like the dakotas. overall about 45 out of 50 states have shown increases in home prices. i think this is really good news. i think americans should also remember that real estate and recovering real estate is very local. so we're seeing most of the growth in large cities. >> what about this gift from
liberty. despite surviving superstorm sandy the statue of liberty remains off limits to visitors. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, december 5, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin with negotiations to avert the so-called fiscal cliff both republicans and white house hold their lines and no formal talks yesterday. president obama said he wasn't ruling out some reductions in entitlement programs such as medicare and social security, meanwhile house speaker john boehner has to win over hard liners in his own party. susan mcginnis is following it all. >> reporter: hi. good morning. there are some glimmers of common ground here among the two sides that could form the basis of a deal. the president is now talking about actually lowering the tax rate for the top 2% not now but later. and republicans are now taking some heat over their latest plan a lot of it from within their own party. >> five, four -- >> reporter: house speaker john boehner led the countdown to the lighting of the capitol hill christmas tree last night. >> one. >> re
's not pretty. there is a lot of money wasted. what does that say about the money from superstorm sandy and how will be used? the governors have asked for more money than ever in dealing with the aftermath of the storm or method is the same thing all over again. what governor cuomo is doing is focusing on a big number. $42 billion that he wanted from washington. he really has no idea what the damages and how much it will cost to fix the system -- the signal system in the subways. they really won't know anyone have any idea any idea how much it will really need until later. gerri: it is a guessing game. >> exactly. the local and state politicians think of this is free money and they don't spend it well. gerri: i saw the list that andrew cuomo requested and he wanted everything but a pony. [laughter] >> new york city is paying hundreds of dollars per night for empty hotel rooms. it's free money, as michael said. that is the kind of attitude where nobody really watches. everybody assumed someone else is going to pay later. but we all pay because the cost of living is reflected in the way governmen
% analysts were looking for. superstorm sandy having an impact as well. customers in the northeast headed to dealerships with insurance checks in hand giving them so-called wealth effect. we have the foxnews.com automotive editor with sandy ace impact on car sales and overall industry check as well. great to see you. >> you too. lori: talk about sandy. we saw cars literally floating out to see. you automatically thought this would be a boon for the auto industry. what was your take? >> definitely helped. there were 200 to 250,000 cars destroyed. not quite that many were sold last month but played into the increase we saw to a certain extent. used car sales were not up as much. true car.com estimating 4%. lori: give the time of year i was reading that the storm and length of time on average people holding onto the cars is like 11 years is actually giving support to overall car prices. can you comment on that? >> yes. sales, transaction prices were up. so were incentives. so kind of balanced itself a little more. people are spending more on cars. shoving a lot of technology into them. you c
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was on an island shooting "survivor." >>> after heading to d.c. to ask for aid for superstorm sandy damage, chris christie explains his change of heart to president obama days after the storm and days before the presidential election. check out what he told jon stewart on "the daily show." >> people have different skill sets at different times. >> i see. so he wasn't a leader until you needed leadership. >> maybe until -- maybe until he was presented with an opportunity to lead. >> all right. >> critics call it a step towards union busting. protests against a proposed new labor law in a state known for organized labor. we are live from michigan next. >>> and call it man versus python. the state of florida needs your help to kill thousands of massive reptiles. why does this sound like it may not end well? they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toot
politicians for decades didn't heed warnings about what could happen if a superstorm like sandy came ashore. katie? >> reporter: good evening, lester. there was a 14-foot storm surge here on lower manhattan, completely submerging this subway station. the damage is so bad here, they don't know when ore if they'll ever by able to open it. swamped subways. >> a record storm surge here in the new york city area. >> reporter: massive power outages and beach front neighborhoods leveled. while officials say sandy was unprecedented, it wasn't entirely unexpected. for three decades, officials were told to prepare for a storm of historic proportions and a l law. >> nobody's taken the political courage to say, here's the standard for prepareness, here's the standard for recovery, we're going to help you fund it and then we're going to punish you if you don't get is there. >> reporter: three state reports since 1975 focused on preparedness, one addressed new york's preparability saying the sea level rise will progress regardless of new york's response. officials dealt with problems like housing, gas sh
.s. ambassador to the u.k. or france. what? my take on that next. stuart: superstorm sandy made landfall in america more than a month ago. some businesses are still seeing the effects. shares of darden restaurants, that's the company that owns red lobster, olive garden, they are down today after the company announced it expects to make less money next year than it originally forecast. the company is blaming superstorm sandy for its lackluster performance. republicans submitted their solution to the fiscal cliff yesterday. white house and other democrats dismissed it immediately. take a look at how that affected the market this morning. not at all. the dow is up 43. 13,000 is where we are. liz macdonald says we will see is a last minute deal, christmas eve, new year's eve, on the fiscal cliff. we shall see. next, a special early my take. i am fired up about the prospect of ambassador anna wintour. i couldn't wait for the normal time. i'm going to do it early. stay right there. and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in tw
to convert to a roth ira? we will weigh in on that next. ashley: superstorm sandy sparking a business boom for one wisconsin generator company. jeff flock is live with that story. first, some of the winners and losers. ♪ le announcer ] where do you turn for legal matteters? at legalzoom, we've created a better place to handle youregal needs. maybe you have questions about incorporating a business you'd like to start. or questions about protecting your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like to find the right attorney to help guide you along, answer any questions and offer advice. with an "a" rating from the better business bureau legalzoom helps you get personalized and affordable legal protection. in most states, a legal plan attorney is available with every personalized document to aner any questions. get started at lalom.com today. and now you're protected. ashley: superstorm sandy causing devastation for many americans. massive power outages sparked a booming business for one wisconsin company. jeff flock has more. jeff: whenever there is a huge economic recovery in this c
hiring for the holidays offset the superstorm sandy. in addition, i think -- and where i would differ from jared just a little bit and we rarely do -- the underlying economy is consideri considerably stronger. if you take into account the number of baby boomers that are retiring, that has not been talked about and does effect the labor force participation rate. the broadest measure of unemployment, the unemployed and those who left the workforce fell to 14.7%. so i think things are getting better. what i'm most afraid of is the type of talk we heard from speaker boehner and maxine waters. they are taking us to the cliff on both sides. the fact that entitlements is off the table is crazy. my friend david kotac said we should go all go to our window as was done in the movie "network" and yell out the window and say, i'm mad as hell. quit messing around with the economy. >> jared, what do you think? >> listen, if john is correct that the economy is even doing a little better than we think, all the more reason -- it kind of underscores my basic point, which is all the more reason not to b
by superstorm sandy. the request comes at a time when lawmakers are arguing how every dollar is spent. >>> our fourth story "outfront," an historic announcement. the supreme court decided today it will hear two constitutional challenges to same-sex marriage laws. if the court were to follow public opinion, the decision could come down in favor of gay and lesbian couples. recent polling shows 53% of americans think same-sex marriage should be legal. 46% say illegal. and on election day, voters in three states approved same-sex marriage. "outfront," mckay coppins, tim carney and maria cardona, cnn contributor and democratic strategist. this is kind of big news in all of this. tim, you saw the polls. now the supreme court will get involved in this. should this signal something to the republican party? should they say it's reached this level, we need to rethink our position on this? >> polls are one thing. there's also the fact most states don't have gay marriage yet and most of those that do, it was not put in by the will of the people. i'm a marylander. we did -- our state did vote for gay marri
council will be meeting to discuss their response to superstorm sandy and what changes might be needed. maryland's senators testified about the damage on the eastern shore yesterday on capitol hill. barbara mikulski says they need more federal aide. ben cardin talked about what can be done to protect future storm damage. sources tell the associated press they'll ask for $50 billion to repair the damage. >>> contractor christopher diatz has won a preliminary injunction against james perez. the two former high school classmates are headed to trial over a home improvement project. the judge ordered the theft allegations be removed. >>> with all this disagreement in washington over the fiscal cliff, there's going to be a much different tone outside the white house this afternoon. >> that's thanks to the annual pageant of peace and national christmas tree lighting festivities. erica gross has a preview. >> reporter: the national park foundation is ready to give you a tree lighting ceremony you won't soon forget. the national tree was brand new, just planted in october and it has been preppe
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in congress about aid for victims of superstorm sandy. clearly, he's got an interest in 2016, and then there's jeb bush. aa number of the people you just mentioned have very interesting ideas about immigration and about expanding the universe of the party. not all of them but certainly bobby jindal and jeb bush and marco rubio. >> immigration and education are the two places you'll see these wan-to-be future leaders break from it. >> that does it for us for this edition of "andrea mitchell reports." tomorrow on the show maria cantwell and roger altman joining us. follow us online and on twitter @mitchellreports. hi, tamron. >> grae to see you. in the next hour we follow developing news. president obama has new words of speaker boehner and the republicans in his first tv interview since the election and since the fiscal cliff stalemate started. no deal until republicans drop the opposition to raising tax rates on the wealthy. that's the president's message. we'll play the interview for you, parts of it, and also hear from democratic congressman adam schiff. from the president shooting down sp
christie met with president obama this morning to request federal aid to victims of superstorm sandy. the president is expected to ask congress for about $50 billion in emergency assistance. christie has said new jersey alone will spend almost $37 billion on rebuilding. michelle obama is competing with bill clinton for a grammy for best spoken word album. the first lady red the audio version of "american grown," the story of the white house garden. the former president narrated his book "back to work." those are a couple of things we thought you should knowment time for the news narc gut check. treasury he secretary tim geithner told cnbc yesterday that the obama administration is absolutely ready to go over the cliff if republicans refuse to raise tax rates on the wealthiest americans. take a look. >> when it comes to raising taxes on the wealthy, if republicans do not agree to that is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> absolutely. there's no prospect to an agreement that doesn't involve the rates going up on the top 2% of the wealthy. >> orrin hatch called
. despite predictions of stalled job creation in november in superstorm sandy and looming fiscal cliff, the nation added 146,000 jobs last month, and unemployment ticked down to 7.7%. while november's figures are higher than expected, september and october were revised down 16 and 33,000 jobs respectively. chief economists for moody's analytics mark zandi cautions november may see a downward revision but the numbers are a good sign. >> bottom line, feels like the job market is holding firm in the face of sandy and fiscal cliff concerns, so that's good news. >> surprising exactly no one, the white house and republicans had different spin on the numbers. >> if congress does address the problems that it needs to address, concerning the fiscal cliff, if we have reasonable resolution type of programs that the president has been proposing to support the economy in the short run, get us on a sustainable fiscal path in the long run, protect the middle class we're going to see progress in this economy. >> the risk the president wants us to take increasing tax rates will hit many small businesse
it all. >> this next picture is superstorm sandy. the president with mike bloomberg and janet napolitano touring the damage. you can just imagine how grim that tom donlon -- i'm not sure if tom is also in the picture. you can see what they're looking at. >> right. you know, the one that -- he's not in this picture, but what jumps in my mind is the criticism that chris christie got over saying nice things when president obama went up to new jersey to tour the devastation. i just think the seriousness that's conveyed in this picture, i almost never say this. there are things in which politics takes a very far back seat. this is one of them. >> take a look at the next picture. we were talking a few minutes ago about possible cabinet choices. there's dennis mcdone noug on the right and jack lou is if he's the treasury secretary and tom lon lan, the national security adviser. the president is so comfortable with these insiders. these are great pictures by pete suza. look at air force one. the president is in marine one coming in behind. there's air force one that's a wonderful picture. finall
aid for states that were devastated by superstorm sandy. it may not pass in congress until next year because of the fiscal cliff situation. >>> and some electronic device bans could be lifted. in a letter to the faa, the agency called for greater use of portable devices on planes. i thought they affected navigation systems. but maybe that's not true. >>> and finally, a fish tale with a picture to prove it. a fisherman caught what is believed to be the biggest yellow fin tuna ever. landed on rod and reel, that is. 459 pounds. he fought the fish for two hours. the previous record, dan harris was reminded me, was 427 pounds this year. >> i take this very seriously, ron. >> a walking encyclopedia. >> he likes his sushi. >>> time for the weather and ginger zee. >> good morning, everybody. i want to start in the pacific northwest, where they've been waiting for snow at the ski resorts. and snowboarders happy, too. snoqualmie pass, they got it. they got well over six inches in a lot of spot. that same storm that drops that snow is moving through the northern plains. that's what will be resp
to home now, president obama has asked congress for $60 billion. that's in aide to help with superstorm sandy's cleanup in all states. the request comes in the midst of a tough fiscal cliff fight and house speaker john boehner says they will review the request by the president. new york and new jersey originally asked for a combined $79 billion in aide. the states' governors say they are grateful for any help. >>> the supreme court taking up the controversial issue of gay marriage. the high court agreed to hear two important cases, prop 8 out of california and doma out of new york. a federal court recently overturned prop 8 after the measure passed by voters. the court will decide if doma violates the fifth amendment of equal protection under the law that applies to same-section couples legally married in other states. >>> today is a very happy day for same-section couples in washington state. it is the first day they can marry under the new law, legalizing gay marriage. couples began lining up for licenses early thursday morning. some courthouses opened up at midnight for the ceremonie
sandy. quote, superstorm sandy wreaked havoc on the job market in november, slicing an estimated 86,000 jobs from payrolls. >>> a quick market check right now, u.s. stock futures are still higher. fiscal cliff uncertainty is expected to weigh on stocks until that's resolved. we are 27 days until the fiscal cliff but there are only 27 days left until christmas. >>> before you part with your hard-earned money, some advice for smart is the new rich. some of the best things to buy in december, toys. but only if you wait until two weeks before christmas. tools and hardware. this is the time to buy school driver sets, lawn care tools, cooking and kitchenware. c cutl cutlery. things to stay away from, jewelry. you won't find low prices before gems and jewels before christmas. if you're going to propose wait until well after valentine's y day. electronics. best to wait until january or february. it's all about the bottom line, roland. newer models launched in later february, january. that's when you want to look at those and get the markdowns of the 2012 level. >> do you know how many wom
: well, it was a storm for the record books. superstorm sandy devastating parts of the east coast. it may have been just a category 1 hurricane, just a category 1 but remember, remember this warning from our very own janice dean? >> a million people could be affected by this storm. so people like, oh, it is a northeast storm. only a category 1. what is the big deal? no, this is an impressive storm. this is not just a tropical system as jenna mentioned. we have basically a hurricane inside a giant nor'easter for the record books. the lowest pressure on record at this latitude. so that is impressive. what pressure means, the lower it goes, the stronger the storm that we are dealing with. jenna: if you remember this but at that time when janice was giving us that forecast it was going back and forth. is it a hurricane, is it not a hurricane, is it a hurricane? now the national hurricane center is taking a lot of heat because it didn't issue hurricane watches and warnings. the center proposed changes to criteria for storm warnings for everybody because of this one storm on the east coast. wha
superstorm sandy with bruce springsteen. we'll have that for you. >>> a packed show for you this morning. michigan congressman, justin amiutomati aumash will join us, leonard curts and lauren ashburn and economist diane swonk will join us when we talk about the job numbers. it's friday, december 7th and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. our team this morning, ryan lizza, our washington correspondent for the new yorker, richard socarides is with us, former adviser to bill clinton. >> although some days he wishes he was. >> oh, wow! this is richard right here. new yorker.com joining us. that's will cain, people. we know that. our texan, resident texan and cowboy boot wearer. >> every day. >> blaze.com blogger. nice to have you all with us. zoraida sticking around as well. let's talk about that tsunami threat that's been lifted in japan. it was a terrifying moment out there. rocked by a 7.2 magnitude quake. i think that's our japan bureau, that camera. the tremor hit off the coast. the building shaking. want to get right back to alex zolberg. the video i'm seeing ar
146,000 jobs despite the fact that superstorm sandy caused $60 billion worth of damage in this country. but after all that devastation, construction jobs are seeing a big bump in communities that sandy hit hard. rick leventhal is live on staten island, new york, a little bit of a silver lining here, rick. >> reporter: yeah. of course a lot of businesses suffered as a result of hurricane sandy, especially restaurants and retail hit by that storm surge. but as you mentioned, some businesses are seeing a boom, especially in the home improvement area. construction jobs, plumbers, electricians, landscapers, roofers, drywall finishers, they're all working very, very hard, getting a lot of new business. we spoke to a couple, dana that and anthony devigne know, who run their own electrical contracting business, here's what they told us. >> people want their work done right away, and we're working as hard as we can to get that done for them. >> and i'm a firm believer in taking the work while it's there, so we really don't pass up too much. if we have to work saturdays and sundays, we will. >>
spent on the east coast to repair homes damaged by superstorm sandy. the city of new york will send contractors out to restore power, restore heat and other essentials at no charge to the homeowners. most of the money is coming from fema. the city of new york will pay the rest of it. about 400 projects have been finished so far. >>> 8:46. the flu season is starting very early but california's looking good so far. state health officials say it's not been so bad for us so far this season -- season. doctors say -- you have plenty of time to get a flu shot. kaiser has given more than a million flu shots. 3% more than last year. every year, 36,000 people die in the u.s. because of flu- related illnesses. today newark, new jersey's mayor cory booker, will begin his challenge to live on food stamps for one week. the stanford grad made the bet on twitter with one of his followers. the two will eat only what they can buy with $29.87. that's the average amount people spend each week with food stamps. booker says he will live off beans, corn and apples for the next week. >>> 8:47. some librari
that to you 50 minutes from now. >>> lawmakers are listening to responses of superstorm sandy. they are going to demand more funds for the cleanup. this is the third of four hearings scheduled. >>> and in houston, a history making mission to the international space station. scott kelly, the american astronaut, will speak about his next launch. if all goes as planned, it will set the longest record for a space mission for an american. we'll see what he's saying. "newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. this should be interesting. speaker john boehner is meeting with house republicans who are angry at his new pitch to raise 8$800 million in fiscal cliff negotiations. we're expecting a news conference any minute now on that meeting. we'll bring it to you live. nancy pelosi spoke about it a few hours ago. here's what she had to say. >> i would hope that that would break the fall on the cliff, which is becoming more of a soil if they do that but really, we do need to put a down payment, not just in revenues which passing middle income
rate fell to 7.7%. superstorm sandy was a small factor. >>> also weighing on job creation, the looming fiscal cliff at year's end. aides to president obama and house speaker john boehner, sitting down on thursday. but no progress was made. the sticking points, tax rates for wealthy americans, a possible lifting of the nation's debt ceiling and cutting spending on entitlements. >>> and in yet another bizarre twist in the bizarre saga of software tycoon john mcafee. mcafee was rushed to the hospital thursday from a detention center in guatemala city, after complaining of chest pains. he's now back in his cell and could be send back to belize, where police want to question him about the murder of his neighbor. >>> now, here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> so, josh, it's friday. it's great to talk to you. and how about a holiday tradition for years? everybody wondering, what happened to the determined little boy they loved? well, he's all grown up. and he has a perfect gift for you. tonight, behind the scenes of a christmas classic. and he is our "person
superstorm sandy had an effect i can't tell you. what i can tell you is that this is a preliminary december read and all comps i'm giving you are final reads. this will change in a couple of weeks. on the surface, not a very good number. the response in the marketplace, not a huge response at this point but remember the market still trying to digest real from memory with regard to actual positives of the jobs report and it's a weekend. back to you. >> thanks a lot, rick. rick santelli. it does sort of point to a market that some argue is overly hedged. the rallies that nobody believes and firm on bad news as some say. >> the only thing i know is if you have capital losses, don't take them this year. more valuable next year. maybe that's why hewlett packard is going up. people aren't selling losers because they are worth more to sell next year against higher capital gains. >> have a great weekend. >> football. football. >> a great day. when we come back, a pair of exclusives on "squawk on the street." whirlpool ceo on jobs, the economy, the cliff and of course his company's red hot stock and
don't think that war ever technically ended. and superstorm sandy brought devastated and will cost tens of billions of dollars and now the president is asking congress for 60 billion to help with the cleanup. peter doocy is live in washington with the latest on the recovery efforts. >> reporter: good morning, clayton, you're right the white house wrote a letter, the speaker of the house, to request 64.4 billion dollars and the number recommends funds needed to finance a recovery effort and help the region prepare for future challenges, including future severe storms and flooding as well as impacts associated with a changing climate. just because the white house is requesting 60.4 billion dollars doesn't necessarily mean it will be easily approved by the house of representatives, because money is tight right now and as spokeman for speaker boehner says simply, we have the request and we will review it. four u.s. senators from new york and new jersey, chuck schumer robert menendez and kirsten gillibrand says the money might get caught up with people wanting it elsewhere. and it's a
clean up the damage caused by superstorm sandy and then potentially to prepare for future storms. >>> at least 49 elementary school students and adults had to be rushed to an atlanta hospital today because of a carbon monoxide leak. here is the thing. firefighters discovered the highest levels they have ever recorded of the deadly gas near the school's furnace. listen to the firefighter. >> obviously with carbon monoxide, the danger is going to be an affix ant, it could stop people from breathing. these children have been in the classroom since 7:30. our readings in the classroom were not quite as high as our reading at 1700 was near the actual furnace area. >> want to bring in george howell here. you brought in what i can only presume is a carbon monoxide detector. tell me about it and were there any of these in the school? >> this say professional carbon monoxide detector. this is what we use here at the cnn center. this will run you a couple thousand dollars. couple thousand of dollars for this. it is important to check. but for your home, $17. $17 is all it takes to get one o
of that is attribute knowledge to superstorm sandy. an estimated quarter million vex were destroyed. those numbers will be out this morning. it would only say that it is speaking to, quote, interested parties. but delta air lines is involved in those sdgzs. virgin is the second largest airline at heath row. >>> and lenny dykstra will be sentenced today. he was found to have hidden and stole sports memorabilia other items that were supposed to be part of a bankruptcy filing. >>> the game of political chicken, we were looking to rise above the partisan politics and trying to get something done. david walker, ceo of the america comeback initiative, steve mcmahon, co-founder of purple strategies, you guys have been on for a while and we've talked about a lot of things. steve, just 1:30 ag ago, you made a point talking about the bush tax cuts. and i said the tax cuts have been near and dear and you said at least bush was smart enough to know that we couldn't afford them so they were sunseted. >> so they were sunseted. >> that may happen. in fact, that may be the way that everybody gets to save face bec
not only because of the election, maybe firms sitting on their hands but superstorm sandy. still, guys, the number much better than expected. few tuesday, which were down right before the numbers hit, turned around. they are now higher fractionally so a big turn for stock futures and better than expected jobs number for november. i can dig in more once i get to the website. but those are your headline numbers. better than expected. >> gillian, better than expected. a lot of people blamed hurricane sandy again but that's encouraging. >> i have two economists, a liberal, who both said it was going to be somewhere between 80,000 and 100,000 jobs -- say that go sandy was worth 80 -- negatively 80,000 to 100,000. you take 146,000 and this could have been a 200-plus number. >> it's interesting because it ties in with consumer data we've been seeing which actually, you know, is not great. it's not buoyant, but it's not bad. and you look at the fact what american households have been doing recently with debt and the degree of debt they've been repaying, sort of deleveraging. you add it togethe
been affected by superstorm sandy. i'm very grateful for the very productive conversations we've had with governor cuomo, with the delegation, with our appropriators, along with our leaders. i just want to thank you for being so thoughtful and hopeful in trying to create the best momentum possible for the recovery that our families need. particularly eknow that as you soffered -- suffered through hurricane katrina and the enormous work you have to do to rebuild new orleans and other surrounding areas, your advocacy during that time was extraordinary. and i really appreciated then you said that you would stand i us in the way new york stood by you in that difficult time, that was extremely kind. i also want to talk a little bit about how this storm is affecting our families and what kind of recovery is it's actually taking to rebuild. obviously millions of peoples' lives have been affected. more than 40 new yorkers, more than 40 new yorkers have died and millions were left with significant damages to their homes, neighborhoods, businesses and families. one story is a man, pedro correa
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